Here are links to presentations and resources from our teacher-to-teacher sessions on Oct. 7, as well as winners of our door prizes and photographs from this exciting day.
Thank you to the hundreds of educators who turned out for our annual Teacher Open House on Oct. 7. We host this event each year to show our appreciation for their commitment to education as well as to showcase our educational resources.
Below, you’ll find links to presentations and resources mentioned in our special sessions led by 2017 Summer Teacher Institute alumni.
“You have excellent tours, discussions and learning center activities that stimulate my thinking and help me plan lessons better.”
Montgomery County, Md., teacher
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Door Prize Winners
Congratulations to to these people who registered in advance and attended the event: $250 ThinkFoodGroup restaurants gift card, Ben G. of Columbia, Md.; $150 ThinkFoodGroup restaurants gift card, Noel K. of Alexandria, Va.; Pulitzer Prize Photographs book (4), Dave M. of Parkton, Md., Jennifer S. of Phoenix, Md., Richard L. of Washington, D.C., and Emily B. of Olney, Md.; Newseum Membership Pass, Sandra A. of Arlington, Va.; Four-pack of Newseum tickets (8), Juanita P. of Upper Marlboro, Md., Hanna M. of Silver Spring, Md., Michelle W. of Washington, D.C., Monica G. of Millersville, Md., K.J. of Centreville, Va., Renee G. of Washington, D.C., Trevor R. of Sterling, Va., and Alla T. of Washington, D.C.
We thank our teacher institute alumni who returned to the Newseum to lead sessions. Their fresh take on our resources and practical uses in the classroom are much valued.
- Teacher-to-Teacher: Math and Media: Amanda Riske examined NewseumED resources in relation to math education, demonstrated how to use thinking routines to help students question numbers, and highlighted reporting projects that align with standards. Download a PDF of her Math and Media presentation.
- Teacher-to-Teacher: Using Social Media to Teach Across the Content: Leelannee Malin introduced ways to incorporate social media tools into lesson plans and increase student engagement. Download a PDF of her presentation Using Social Media to Teach Across the Content. Here are links to the other resources Malin used: Why media education matters, 17-year-old breaks internet with quote, cheat sheet of social media infographic, Twitter as a data source, Harvard rescinds acceptances, Beyond Fake News Infographic.
- Teacher-to-Teacher: Breakout EDU News Literacy Game: Guests participated in an immersive learning game where players used teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of puzzles in order to open a locked box. Heather Rose adapted the game to teach NewseumED’s E.S.C.A.P.E. strategy to identify and combat junk news. Get a PDF of her ESCAPE Breakout EDU presentation.
- Teacher-to-Teacher: Tackling Controversial Topics: Bruce Fox and Rachel Sawdy discussed what makes a topic controversial, why it’s important to include these potential flashpoints in curriculum, and how to do so. They modeled a case-study approach, using student free speech as an example that can be adapted to student interests and needs. You can download a PDF of their presentation here. The NewseumED tip sheet they referenced is From Provocative to Productive: Teaching Controversial Topics.